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Film inspired by Prince's music in the works, report says

Insiders to the discussions say it won't be a biopic, as Prince's Estate and Universal already felt the biopic angle had been done in the star's 1984 film, "Purple Rain."
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A new movie based off the iconic songs of Prince is allegedly in the works at Universal Pictures, according to a report from Variety Magazine.

According to the article, the movie will feature Prince's classic songs in an original musical format, using the songs to drive the storyline.

Insiders to the discussions say it won't be a biopic, as Prince's Estate and Universal already felt the biopic angle had been done in the star's 1984 film, "Purple Rain."

"Meetings have begun with potential writers and producers and execs are hoping the film can be something like Universal’s 'Mamma Mia,' with a completely original story where Prince’s music helps drive that narrative," the article states.